Mainstream AGP graphics card from NVIDIA
X-bit Labs has the scoop on the NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS AGP. The report claims NVIDIA has confirmed the existence of a GeForce 7600 graphics card for the aged AGP platformâ€”providing a cost-effective upgrade path for users still stuck with AGP. The indirect confirmation comes from the latest ForceWare 91.28 drivers which lists support for an unreleased AGP-based GeForce 7600GS.
Pricing is expected to be around the same $120-150 price range as the PCI Express version of the 7600GS. Standard PCI Express 7600GS’s come with 12 pixel pipelines, 5 vertex shaders, and 256MB of GDDR3 in a 128-bit configuration. It is unknown what the specifications of the AGP 7600GS will be but expect the use of NVIDIA’s HSI bridge to translate PCI Express to AGP commands.
NVIDIA recently announced a GeForce 7800GS AGP in February as well. Since GeForce 6600 and 7600 ASICs are pin-to-pin compatible, it is really no surprise that vendors were able to use GeForce 6600 PCBs with the 7600 series GPU.
News source: DAILYTECH